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Laboratories and Hazardous Materials (R.W. Sullivan's Don Contois and Sam Sinapi)

This presentation reviews the common code issues encountered when designing a laboratory building. Available code compliance options for the storage and use of hazardous materials in the built environment are explored throughout the spectrum from small-quantity users in school laboratories to large-scale manufacturing facilities. This workshop will address exempt quantities, control areas, hazardous exhaust systems and high hazard use groups as well as the design implications for projects that incorporate hazardous materials. We will also review requirements for max laboratory unit size, means of egress, emergency showers, hazardous exhaust, and other topics.

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